The Wonderful World of Weekend Trivia!
Even with the Season XX playoffs taking place, we found enough time (and questions) to fill in an entire weekend of regular trivia games! Across five games of trivia, we welcomed a total of 44 teams.
Opening round topics from last weekend included Captain America, the Pink Floyd album “The Wall”, the film “Dirty Dancing”, the Detroit Lions, and countries whose English names contain the letter ‘Z’. Two teams earned a perfect first round score last weekend: Family and Friends (Dragon) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza).
Friday’s audio question featured the theme song from the former HBO drama series “True Blood”, while Saturday’s teams were asked to identify song titles that contain the names of celebrities. We listened to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, “Buddy Holly” by Weezer, and “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes. Other second round topics included G.I. Joe, The AMC Hummer, Bob Dylan, and Broadway musicals. Our Saturday teams were stumped when asked to name the location of the National Bowling Hall of Fame, which can currently be found in Arlington, Texas. Backstreet Boys (Vanish) earned the only perfect second round score last weekend.
Halftime topics from last weekend included rock guitarists, TV actresses, celebrities with notable middle names, and historic life spans. The Friday teams were certainly given the easier of the two halftime pages, as close to half of Friday’s field earned a perfect score. Overall, the average halftime score reached 18.3 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after one half of play:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 87
- Thoroughly Screwed (Vanish): 87
- Family and Friends (Dragon): 86
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 86
- Weasigators (Vanish): 86
Friday’s second half began with a look at the classic American novel “The Last of the Mohicans”, though only two of 34 Friday teams knew that this book was part of the series known as the “Leatherstocking Tales”. Meanwhile, our Saturday teams dealt with 1980s TV sitcoms, NHL teams, and the career of comedian Buck Henry. Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) earned the only perfect score of last weekend’s third round.
Final round topics from last weekend’s games included the Charleston Chew, the comedy film “Private Benjmain”, the athletic achievements of Olympian Jesse Owens, and the TV series “Mad Men”. We closed Saturday’s game with a (figurative) cocktail, as most of the field knew that a Three Wise Men consists of Johnny Walker, Jim Beam, and Jack Daniel’s. Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P. B. Dye) earned the only perfect score of last weekend’s final round. Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 160
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P. B. Dye): 158
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 155
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 154
- Ah Ha (Pretzel & Pizza): 154
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Among the 30 corporations that currently comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is the only one that began as an entertainment company?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):
–> Excluding duos, what was the only group to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2019?
The respective correct answers to these final questions were Disney and the The Jonas Brothers. Congratulations to Shark Fin Pizza (Vanish) and Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P. B. Dye), who each recorded a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 167
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P. B. Dye): 166
- Shark Fin Pizza (Vanish): 165
- Ah Ha (Pretzel & Pizza): 163
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 162
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 160
- Backstreet Boys (Vanish): 155
- D.C. Swampers (Vanish): 154
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 153 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: U. S. Presidents)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road (Next week’s first category: Houston Astros Cheating Scandal)
Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (Next week’s first category: UFC)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Family and Friends (Next week’s first category: 1980s Music – AUDIO)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Demented and Sad But Social (Next week’s first category: African Tribal Wars)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Ah Ha (Next week’s first category: UNC Tar Heels Men’s Basketball)